Reproductive interference and Satyrisation: Mechanisms, outcomes and potential use for insect control

Mitchell, Christina, Leigh, Stewart, Alphey, Luke, Haerty, Wilfried ORCID: and Chapman, Tracey (2022) Reproductive interference and Satyrisation: Mechanisms, outcomes and potential use for insect control. Journal of Pest Science, 95 (3). 1023–1036. ISSN 1612-4758

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Reproductive Interference occurs when interactions between individuals from different species disrupt reproductive processes, resulting in a fitness cost to one or both parties involved. It is typically observed between individuals of closely related species, often upon secondary contact. In both vertebrates and invertebrates, Reproductive Interference is frequently referred to as ‘Satyrisation’. It can manifest in various ways, ranging from blocking or reducing the efficacy of mating signals, through to negative effects of heterospecific copulations and the production of sterile or infertile hybrid offspring. The negative fitness effects of Satyrisation in reciprocal matings between species are often asymmetric and it is this aspect, which is most relevant to, and can offer utility in, pest management. In this review, we focus on Satyrisation and outline the mechanisms through which it can operate. We illustrate this by using test cases, and we consider the underlying reasons why the reproductive interactions that comprise Satyrisation occur. We synthesise the key factors affecting the expression of Satyrisation and explore how they have potential utility in developing new routes for the management and control of harmful insects. We consider how Satyrisation might interact with other control mechanisms, and conclude by outlining a framework for its use in control, highlighting some of the important next steps.

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Additional Information: Funding: The authors thank the BBSRC (NRPDTP Doctoral Training Grant BB/M011216/1, Ph.D. studentship to CM; BBS/R/I/00007033 supporting LA), NERC (NE/R010056/1 and NE/R000891/1 to TC; ENVEAST Doctoral Training Partnership that supported SL) for funding the research that fed into this review. Data availability: There are no raw data to deposit for this article.
Uncontrolled Keywords: interspecific interactions,pest control,pest management,reproductive interference,satyr effect,satyrisation,agronomy and crop science ,/dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/1100/1102
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Science > School of Biological Sciences
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Depositing User: LivePure Connector
Date Deposited: 21 Feb 2022 16:32
Last Modified: 23 Oct 2022 03:33
DOI: 10.1007/s10340-022-01476-6

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